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Critical illness, acute stress, and vitamin D: Part 1

Posted on: December 20, 2012   by  John Cannell, MD

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What happens to your vitamin D stores if you end up in the ICU with multiple fractures and a lacerated liver after a car accident? Will your body have enough vitamin D to control inflammation, hasten healing, and prevent or fight infection?

No one knows for sure, but Assistant Professor Sadeq Quraishi (a Vitamin D Council Board member) and Professor Carlos Camargo, both of Harvard Medical School, recently summarized current thinking on the matter.

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